Winslow officers save teenage girl from Kennebec River

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WINSLOW — Winslow Police Department officers were hailed as heroes after saving a teenage girl from the Kennebec River on June 9.

At 5:39 p.m., police units rushed to Fort Halifax Park following a 911 call about a teenager who had waded into the river and was refusing to come back to land.

The caller expressed fears for the girl’s safety.

Upon arrival, officers met with the teenager’s mother, who told them her daughter was not proficient at swimming.

Lt. Brad Hubert and Sgt. Alex Jones tried to persuade the girl to come back to shore.

However, she moved deeper into the water and submerged several times.

Ignoring the potential danger to themselves, Hubert and Jones entered the water.

Despite the girl becoming combative and resisting their efforts, they successfully brought her back to shore.

The Winslow Fire Department assisted in transporting the teenager to a local hospital for treatment.

The quick actions and bravery of Lt. Hubert and Sgt. Jones have been praised by the community and the police department.

Both officers have been recognized for their courage and swift response in preventing a potential tragedy.

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